Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
Swimming Pool Hotels
'14aug18
Casa  
San Agustin
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This quaint hotel has been restored carefully with the needs of the cosmopolitan traveler in mind. The three sun-gleamed buildings were built in colonial times and original frescos and wood-beamed ceilings remain key features of the new design. The location is the UNESCO World Heritage town of Cartagena de Indias …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
'14jun4
Carr Hall  
Castle
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This castle, which you can rent for a luxury break, was the winner of a TV show entitled, I Own Britain’s Best Home. Owners, Terry George, and Michael Rothwell spent four years doing the place up until it spanks the butt of any competition. In the old days, castles had …
Accommodation types: Castle   Luxury
'14mar7
Delano  
Hotel
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Miami Beach is a magnet for celebrities, and you can find some of them at the Delano Hotel. The hotel has been designed to reflect the lifestyle of your average schmo’s wildest dreams. Just check out these indoor/outdoor lobby photos, the landscaped pool, and luxurious day beds. Artwork by Salvador …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
'13dec30
Masseria  
San Domenico
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Masseria San Domenico was once a watchtower used to defend this outpost of Christendom against the supposedly heathen Turks. Now, this former bastion of brutality stands at the heart of a fabulous modern resort. There are two restaurants, The San Domenico serves local cuisine under vaulted ceilings that once housed …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Palace   Spa
Location: Fasano  Italy  West Europe
'13dec13
Sekeping  
Serendah
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Not so much a hotel as a nature retreat, Sekeping Serendah consists of transparent open sheds that are specially designed to create a simple state of relaxation and communion with nature. There are seven private sheds secluded among the shades of the rainforest. This retreat provides a tech-free environment just …
Accommodation types: Industrial   Jungle   Nature   Treehouse
'13dec6
W Singapore  
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Located on a resort island, W Singapore is a hotel for the playful-hearted to wine, dine and have fun. Here you have access to everything on your doorstep: casinos, beaches, restaurants, and the massive retail park known as Orchard Road. Your room has sea views, a special W signature bed, …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Spa
'13dec5
Sekeping  
Tenggiri
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A relaxing get-away in the suburbs of Bangsar, Sekeping Tenggiri is a surprising mix of art and garden taste. The ambiance of country living is immediately visible in the vine-covered screen marking the patio entrance. The feelings become more pronounced as you enter the enclosed courtyard. Virulent greenery and carefully …
Accommodation types: Nature
'13oct11
Santa Teresa  
Hotel
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This boutique hotel is located close to the Cidade Maravilhosa’s bustling Centro business district – not that you would know it from the peaceful atmosphere. It is just a short ride away from the sparkling beach known as Zona Sul and Rio’s thriving samba dancing district. This former coffee plantation …
Accommodation types: Chateau   Luxury
'13jul24
Antik Zeytin  
Hotel
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This hotel loves nature. They like to make olive oil from their own trees - in fact; you can get involved and learn the ancient art of extracting the rejuvenating and delicious oil yourself. Then you can bake your own bread using the special herbs that grow nearby and learn …
Accommodation types: Art   Eco-Friendly   Nature
Location: Bodrum  Turkey  Middle East
'13jul16
American Colony  
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This was originally the home of a Turkish ‘pasha’ or high ranking military officer. In the 19th Century, it became home to a Swedish and American ‘colony’ who were all members of the ‘Christian Utopia Society’. The colony lived a communal lifestyle and engaged in philanthropic work for all the …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Palace
'13jul15
Holiday Inn  
Shanghai
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Shanghai is the center of commerce for Asia. It is rapidly expanding like China’s economy and is home to a staggering 21 million people. It is home to many architectural oddities and unique buildings but this is the only 24-story swimming pool with a glass-bottom I have ever seen. The …
Accommodation types: Skyscraper
Location: Shanghai  China  East Asia
'13jul9
Casa  
da Cisterna
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This fortified village on the Spanish/Portugal border has seen its fair share of action over the last millennium. Conquered and occupied by everyone from the Romans to the Moors the castle lies in ruins. The old village remains in good condition and is an amazing place to visit. When you …
Accommodation types: Castle   Nature
'13jun18
Alila Villas  
Uluwatu
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Villas Uluwatu is a resort resting on an elevated plateau that catches warm breezes from the Indian Ocean. Not only did the British Sunday Times name it one of the top 100 hotels in the world but it is certified by sustainable tourist organization, EarthCheck. WOHA, the award-winning design team, …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury
Location: Uluwatu  Indonesia  Oceania
'13may9
Hotel  
Endemico
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Hotel Endemico is a rustic retreat in Mexico’s wine country situated on a slope overlooking the Valle de Guadalupe. “Endemico” is a Spanish word meaning “part of the environment” and so each eco-pod is designed to show off the rural landscape. The local area is village-quaint, left alone by commercialism, …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Nature
'13feb19
Maison  
Couturier
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Maison Couturier is an estate built by French immigrants in tropical Mexico in the 1800s. The old farmhouse has been renovated into a boutique hotel where you will find your own private terrace and some delightful antique furnishings. Surrounded by tropical fruit trees, whirring crickets, and lush scents. The white …
Accommodation types: Design
'13feb7
Cabanes  
Als Arbres
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In the Spanish countryside, there is a lovely villa. There is a big swimming pool and a large garden. You can stay there as a guest too. Nearby is a deep forest. Because of the high altitude, the forest is green and sweet-smelling despite being close to the Mediterranean coast. …
Accommodation types: Nature   Treehouse
'13jan28
Le Prince  
Noir
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In the violent and disputed lands of medieval Europe villages needed to be turned into forts at the first sight of iron spears coming through the fields. This hotel is a converted fortified village built in the 13th Century. Your room is in a 17th Century convent and decorated in …
Accommodation types: Castle
'13jan2
Kasbah  
Tamadot
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Kasbah Tamadot is part of Richard Branson's portfolio of unique retreats. It is a traditional Moroccan castle in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. The Kasbah is surrounded by scented gardens, terraces, and staircases and maintains traditional glamour. You can stay in the Berber Tent suites which are in the …
Accommodation types: Castle   Luxury   Traditional
Location: Asni  Morocco  Africa
'12nov22
Eco Lodge  
Mancora
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Northern Peru - the sun sets like an Orange half disappearing behind the blue punch of the ocean. It’s a popular beach but you have privacy because you are staying in the Eco Lodge Mancora. This small but perfectly formed hotel is part of the eco-lodge movement. Therefore it is …
Accommodation types: Design   Eco-Friendly
Location: Mancora  Peru  South America
'12oct29
Anantara  
Golden Triangle
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Set on the mighty Mekong River in the hills of Thailand, you can see Myanmar and Laos from your balcony laying on your day bed. The incredible Golden Triangle location is steeped in history and natural beauty. There are landscaped gardens and your room features oversized terrazzo bathtubs, Thai textiles, …
Accommodation types: Animal   Luxury   Nature